Massachusetts Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Massachusetts personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: Employers are not required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana during working hours. If an employee that uses medical marijuana to treat a disability has the right to a reasonable accommodation under the state disability discrimination law. This same law, states employers with 4 or more employees that use medical marijuana must accommodate off-duty use.
Personal Use: Individuals who are at least 21 years old can use, grow, and possess marijuana. The measure stipulated that individuals could possess less than ten ounces of marijuana inside their homes and under one ounce in public. Individuals can also grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes. Employers are not required to accommodate recreational marijuana users in the workplace. They can enforce drug abuse policies restricting marijuana from being consumed by employees and applicants.
For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner